• Danger! Caution! Which Safety Sign Should You Use
  • Karen

    Karen D. Hamel, CSP, WACH, is a regulatory compliance professional, trainer and technical writer for New Pig. She has more than 22 years of experience helping EHS professionals find solutions to meet EPA, OSHA and DOT regulations and has had more than 100 articles published on a variety of EHS topics. Karen is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Walkway Auditor Certificate Holder (WACH), Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) trainer and hazmat technician. She also serves on the Blair County, Pa., LEPC and has completed a variety of environmental, safety, emergency response, DOT and NIMS courses, including Planning Section Chief. She has conducted seminars at national conferences and webinars for ASSE and other national organizations. She can be reached at 1-800-HOT-HOGS (468-4647) or by email karenea@newpig.com.

  • joe Gorsuchsays:
    01/02/2018 at 1:13 pm Reply

    Why does pig sell a spill response equipment sign in White/green and Yellow/black

    • Brittanysays:
      01/03/2018 at 12:12 pm Reply

      Hi Joe, this is a great question!

      Spill response equipment is similar to eyewash stations when it comes to signage. Some people consider them a product that is used for hazardous situations and, therefore, choose a yellow and black legend to signify caution. Others see them as a safety item, and green is the color used for safety things.

      Neither is right or wrong from a compliance standpoint, it’s just how you as a safety person choose to approach it and how you train your employees.

      Please let us know if you have any other questions about safety signs!


  • Larry Weaversays:
    05/16/2018 at 12:47 pm Reply

    I didn’t realize that the OSHA requires that safety signs should have rounded or blunt corners and should be easy to read. My brother is looking to get some signs for his business, but I’m not sure he is aware that he’ll need specific sign designs that are approved by the OSHA. I’ll let him know about this and see if we can find a company that can help produce the signs that he will need for his business.

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